17 died, seven missing in Colombia landslide

Thursday 20 April 2017 1 month ago 45   Colombia   Print

Houses destroyed by a landslide in Manizales, Colombia.

Report  Web desk : COLOMBIA: t least 17 people were died and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said, the second deadly landslide in the country this month. Recent heavy rains have endangered residents in dozens of provincial towns, where makeshift construction on the slopes of the Andes mountains makes neighborhoods particularly susceptible to avalanches and flooding. The landslide in Manizales, capital of coffee-growing Caldas province west of Bogota, followed a similar disaster in Mocoa, Putumayo earlier this month that killed more than 320 people and displaced thousands from their homes. (01)